all images © fabio ferrario
the ‘outside-in’ garden by architects meir lobaton corona and ulli heckmann, is conceived as a visual paradox for the 22nd international garden festival of chaumont sur loire, france - a device that enhances conditions in order to make the audience realize how by relying only on sight, they rely on imagination.
the intervention provides a sense of how vision can become a shield that precludes the possibility of having a holistic experience of life - one that involves the entire body and that extends beyond it.
Savioz Fabrizzi - Protective canopy for the archaeological ruins at St. Maurice Abbey, 2010. A large “floating” covering, made of steel mesh and corrugated translucent plastic, is hung from the mountain side via a network of cables and hangs freely from any of the adjacent historical buildings. Thousands of rocks are placed on the canopy, which filters the light to the ruins below, provides the weight to stabilize the canopy from shear forces, and denotes the site’s history of frequent landslides. Via, photos (C) Thomas Jantscher.
Any recommended reading on slums / shantytowns / spontaneous settlements / unplanned urbanism?
Spot the heptagonal and pentagonal cells!
It turns out honeycombs in nature are not always quite so perfectly regular, which is comforting. Nature fucks up like the rest of us.